A very personalised Valentine’s Day!


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Since we’ve had two Valentine’s Days already during the course of this little blog’s lifetime, you’ll have come to know by now that Jason and I don’t really go in for V-day in a big way. We’ve always tended to just buy each other a little card, and Jason usually picks me up some flowers (daffodils or hyacinths are my favourite at this time of year!), and we tend to treat ourselves to some wine and fancy (read: stinky) cheese and have a cosy evening in. Even though Valentine’s Day is totally made up and can be cliche and all that, there is something undeniably lovely about setting aside a random day in an otherwise pretty grey and uninteresting month (for us, at least!) and dedicating it to love and thoughtfulness. And since I’ve become a bit of a sucker for all things sentimental over the past year, we’re going in for the love-stuff a little more than usual this Valentine’s Day!

Instead of Jason treating me to a bunch or two of flowers that’ll last a week or two at best, this year, we thought it’d be fun to buy each other (or really, ourselves!), some beautiful new plants to put around the house and watch grow throughout the coming year. And since Jason’s taking full and complete ownership, they really will grow rather than shrivel and die like they would if I took charge of their care ;) We’ve got a new maidenhair fern to replace the one I neglected so badly last year, and a selection of beautiful succulents to adorn window ledges and shelves and side tables all over the house.

By far my favourite part of our Valentine’s gift giving for this year though, is the beautiful personalised wrapping paper pictured above. Wrap.me, the genius company behind the wrapping paper, launched in late 2014, and enables you to create a roll of totally personalised paper using a section of up to 30 of your favourite photos. They reached out to me recently to ask if I’d like to trial and review their service, and since photos are something of an obsession (maybe the biggest understatement ever?), I was all for the idea!

I had the best fun sifting back through the 1000s of photographs on my hard drive, and selecting the ones that I felt best encapsulated the year Jason and I have had together. And, not only does it make the sweetest wrapping paper you ever did see, but the photos can be cut up and framed in singles or blocks of prints! I think it’d make such a lovely idea for birthdays, Christmas gifts, and all those other ‘just because’ presents that’s always the most fun to give. I’ll most definitely be ordering more next time a birthday comes around!

What do you think- isn’t personalised wrapping paper such a lovely idea? And I’m intrigued to know- do you go all out for Valentine’s Day with gifts and hearts and flowers, or keep things simple? :) Do have a browse of the Pinterest board below, to see how a few other wonderful bloggers have put together their wrapping paper!

** This post was sponsored by Wrap.me, a company I’m really excited to recommend here on Cider with Rosie!

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  • http://sophiesmakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Sophie

    Such a lovely idea! x


  • http://www.daydreamingfoodie.com Day Dreaming Foodie

    We keep things simple for Valentines Day – but we certainly dont ignore it entirely. A funny card, and a token present are our go tos! It does serve as a nice reminder to make time for each other though – and we do usually spend a night in chatting, eating and chilling out!
    Id love to make some personalised wrapping paper for Christmas – full of seasonal snaps from years gone past! We have a little while to wait for that though…. lol

  • http://adorethee.blogspot.com Natalie

    I think the wrapping paper is such a cute idea! I think it would be a lovely idea for a special birthday or an anniversary, it would be lovely to see all those special memories on a sheet of a paper.


  • http://www.thelibrarian.co.uk/ Georgina

    I’m half tempted to get some of this just for framing! Brilliant idea! James and I don’t really do Valentines either, if I see a funny card I will buy it but we don’t make a big deal out of it, which is really how I think it should be treated, the other 364 days are just as important :)

  • http://www.alittlelusciousness.com/ rosie alittlelusciousness

    I used wrap.me for Christmas pressies and everyone loved it so much, I made the leftover into framed collages :)
    Rosie xx

  • http://www.adventuringandthings.co.uk Becky

    Ooh I love this paper, I’m so down with personalised stuff (I usually make my beau’s cards!).

    Becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

  • https://swanlake1701.wordpress.com/ NGOC LAN

    That’s such a great idea for a valentine days. Your moments with Jason are so sweet and romantic.

  • http://www.lovedbylaura.com/ Laura

    Ooh that’s such a great idea, would be the great for wedding gifts too! I’d be really carefully unwrapping everything though so as not to tear through it!! xo


  • http://www.talentedtalkers.com/ TalentedTalkers

    we were lucky enough to have some wrap.me paper floating around the office over Christmas, and loved the personal touch they gave our pressies (although, not Secret Santa ones, obviously..haha), Erica x

  • http://www.maidenincornwall.co.uk Maiden in Cornwall

    I absolutely love the wrapping paper! I had some instagram photos printed as polaroids for my boyfriend’s birthday last year and he loved them so this might have to be the next photo-related present idea!


  • http://www.songsofstillness.com/ Natalie | Songs of Stillness

    That card you put together is super cute :) Also, my husband and I just bought a bunch more plants for our little place, too! Having indoor plants in the house brings so much life and joy into our space.

    Circus & Bloom

  • http://greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk Petrina

    I have seen his wrapping paper before it is such a great idea.


  • http://brunchataudreys.com Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    I’ve never had a boyfriend before, so I just celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating lots of chocolate :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • http://zannassky.blogspot.de/ Zanna Berlin

    I love this idea! We have made our own wrapping paper in the past as a sort of while-away-the-long-winter-evenings craft project (potato stamps, geometric stencils ect) but personalized photo wrapping paper is sooooo much cooler. Will have to check it out!

  • http://www.crazyamazinglife.com/ Elisa

    That personalized wrapping paper is absolutely lovely! What a beautiful, thoughtful touch.

  • Anna

    Love this!! Personalized things are always so much more personal and special <3<3


  • http://honestmum.com Honest Mum

    I recently worked with wrap.me too and along with wrapping up gifts in the personalised paper, my kids then cut up pictures from the paper to make Valentine’s cards, it was so sweet!

  • Alex

    Love the idea of buying little house plants! Feel our flat needs a bit of green, nothing like little oxygen makers to make your place feel a little fresher!


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